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Health and Tourism Forum 2007


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El Tratado de Cooperación Amazónica (TCA) fue firmado el 3 de Julio de 1978 por Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Perú, Suriname y Venezuela.

La Secretaría Permanente fue establecida en Brasilia en Diciembre de 2002

  • Ocupa 40% de Sudamérica Contiene la mayor biodiversidad del mundo
  • Reserva del 20% de agua dulce del planeta
  • Uno de los reguladores del clima a nivel global
  • Mas de 400 grupos étnicos

  • 800+ millones de turistas en el 2006
  • 700+ mil millones de dólares a la economía mundial en el 2006 Relevancia del sector
  • –Inversiones públicas y privadas
  • Diversificación de destinos y productos
  • –1950: 90% de los turistas se dirigía a 15 países europeos, EEUU y Canadá
  • –2005: sólo el 58% elige esos destinos
  • América Latina ha venido creciendo por encima de la media mundial

We provide 16 million package holidays every year in more than 51 countries, 700 resorts, and 7,000 hotels

This paper explores the issue of tourism, health and environment as a subject that connects the largest sector in the global economy with the issues of health/social capital, and environmental conservation

•“Panelists’ consensus on the many issues that involve health and tourism additionally point to the need of establishing this area as a special branch of academic pursuit, and one requiring greater attention. Developing situations where health and tourism professionals can collectively approach problems would be clearly a step in the right direction!”
•The notion of “health” is endemic to both the demand and supply side of the tourism/health equation; ICT could better assist in defining consumer wants in “safe” travel destinations, and also assist in in better monitoring of health issues related to travel; Destinations can benefit from a type of tourism that gives respect to those who are paying the dollars by providing quality and healthful environments. . . this, in turn, creates a better health environment for local residents; In sum, tourism and health, involves both a supply side and demand side investigation. What works for the tourism or health sector is not always appropriate for the host population. BUT, generally, there are beneficial outcomes.

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